Since 1989, Debra’s Natural Gourmet has been bringing health, deliciousness, and a sense of mission to West Concord and the surrounding communities.
Season 3, Episode 25: Hints of the Far East
Debra and Aya whip up a three-course meal: garlicky radish-avocado salad | snappy chicken (or tofu) with toasted sesame oil + ginger | rich tomato-miso-cashew cream soup with toasty chickpeas | So many colors and flavors, with depth and personality. Hints of the far east.
We shred summer squash – using a spiralizer, a julienne peeler, or by hand. That’s our “pasta.” And then we do it up aglio e olio style. That’s Italian for “garlic and oil.” E gamberi means “and shrimp,” and it’s the shrimp that transform what’s basically a glorified salad into a full-out meal. Now let’s talk cheese: there’s generic romano, and there’s pecorino romano. The
Throughout my life, smoothies have been a staple, a balm, a lifesaver. The idea is simple, and the execution is simpler. You dump a bunch of things in the blender; 30 second later, you have breakfast. Done right, it’s that old cliché – delicious AND nutritious. And reasonably inexpensive. And very little to clean up
It can be a tough transition, from the home you grew up in, to a dorm or an apartment. From a fridge and a medicine chest that were always stocked, to a bare cupboard. From nutritious meals that appear on the table, fully cooked, as if by magic; to generic cafeteria fare or greasy takeout.
“It has a really interesting taste, it tastes almost caramel-y to me, like a cross between mango and banana. It’s not too sweet. It’s just such a good snack. I don’t think I have a reason – I just really like it! It’s kind of chewy, but not too chewy. I feel like a lot
“They’re a very good breakfast, they’re also a snack… no, I don’t have them for dinner — but you can definitely have them for a dessert! You can compare them to oatmeal raisin cookies, but not as sweet. Whole grains and fruit, filling, good taste, doesn’t cost too much — that’s all.”